New bouts have been confirmed for NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia.
NJPW announced that Jay White vs. Fed Yehi and Juice Robinson vs. El Phantasmo have been added to NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia night one on October 16.
The following night will see Alex Coughlin vs. Jonathan Gresham and a ten-man tag team bout pitting Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Danny Limelight, & Jorel Nelson) against Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Fred Rosser, Rocky Romero and the DKC.
NIGHT ONE, October 16: Juice Robinson vs El Phantasmo, Jay White vs Fred Yehi!
BULLET CLUB will be well represented at Showdown, with El Phantasmo and Jay White both in singles action on night one. Phantasmo will do battle with Juice Robinson; after Robinson’s wars with Hikuleo of late, his issues with the Club are not over, and ELP will seek to drop Juice and introduce the 2300 Arena to Sudden Death.
Also set for night one in Philly, Jay White will do battle with Fred Yehi. This week on NJPW STRONG, the Switchblade will go one on one with Wheeler Yuta in non title action. How will Yuta’s Savageweight tag team partner fare against the NEVER Openweight Champion?
NIGHT TWO, October 17: Ten man tag! Coughlin vs Gresham!
Having continued with Tomohiro Ishii on Fighting Spirit Unleashed, Alex Coughlin’s Open Challenge Series sees yet another major encounter as he takes on ROH’s ‘Octopus’ Jonathan Gresham. The former ROH Pure Champion makes his return to NJPW competition at Showdown, and will test and stretch Coughlin in more ways than one as the LA Dojo member looks for a defining performance to lead to his official graduation.
Also on night two, Team Filthy will put in a united front for the first time since Resurgence, all five members teaming together as they face the combination of Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Fred Rosser, Rocky Romero and the DKC. With Narita and Rosser fighting out their own issues this week on STRONG, will this five man team function well enough to take on the Fight Dream that is Team Filthy?
Here is the current lineup for both nights of NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia.
NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia (10/16)
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Chris Dickinson
- Jay White vs. Fed Yehi
- Juice Robinson vs. El Phantasmo
NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia (10/17)
- Will Ospreay vs. Alex Zayne
- Alex Coughlin vs. Jonathan Gresham
- Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Danny Limelight, & Jorel Nelson) vs. Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Fred Rosser, Rocky Romero & The DKC
Fightful will have coverage of both nights of NJPW STRONG Showdown in Philadelphia.